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Brains, Minds, and Machines: Language and Thought

How do language and semantics apply to machines?

How do language and semantics apply to machines?

Experts speak about the effect of machines on linguistics.

Moderator: Irene R. Heim, Professor of Linguistics; Head, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT 

Panelists

  • Susan Carey, Henry A. Morss, Jr. and Elizabeth W. Morss Professor of Psychology; Chair, Department of Psychology, Harvard University 
  • Gennaro Chierchia, Haas Foundations Professor of Linguistics; Chair, Department of Linguistics, Harvard University 
  • Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University 
  • Patrick H. Winston '65 SM '67 PhD '70, Ford Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, MIT; Principal Investigator, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Chairman and Co-Founder, Ascent Technology, Inc.

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